Gangsters calling for ceasefire after Elle Edwards was shot and killed in pub on Christmas Eve
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Gangsters are reportedly calling for ceasefire after Elle Edwards was shot and killed in a pub on Christmas Eve.
The 26-year-old was killed at the Lighthouse pub in Wallasey Village, Wirral, shortly before midnight on December 24.
She was shot in the head and later died in hospital.
Edwards’ family have described her as 'the most beautiful and bright star'.
Three people have since been arrested in connection with her shooting.
Merseyside Police said they had released a 31-year-old man from Tranmere, Wirral, on bail who was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.
A 30-year-old man from Tranmere, who was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, has also been recalled to prison on licence.
Meanwhile a 19-year-old woman from Rock Ferry, who was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder, has been bailed.
Well it seems that those who are linked to Merseyside gangs have reportedly called for ceasefire following the various shootings that have been occurring in the area recently, according to The Mirror.
One local who is close to members of the crime groups in the city reportedly told the publication that they feel 'feel bewildered and frightened'.
They worry that their loves ones could be next.
Another person with links to gang members also reportedly said that it's time for the individuals at the top of organised crime should 'sit down and bring this to an end'.
Four men were taken to hospital with gunshot wounds from the Wirral incident.
Detectives have said Ms Edwards was not believed to have been the intended target of the attack.
A statement from her Elle's father, Tim Edwards, was read out by Merseyside Police detective superintendent Sue Coombs, who said: “There was no-one as beautiful as our Elle May, her looks, her laugh and the way she would light up a room as soon as she walked in.
“She had this way about her that as soon as you met her, you just instantly fell in love with her, everyone that met Elle knew how special she was.”
Ms Coombs later told reporters: “We don’t underestimate how hard that must have been for Elle’s dad but he wants to make sure that people understand the consequences of what has happened here and make sure anybody who has got any information doesn’t hesitate to contact the police and help us put these people behind bars.
“He did it for Elle and I would ask that people respond to his bravery and contact us.”